52 Ways to Save Money in Your Home

Released On 10th Feb 2016

It’s amazing how much money most of us waste unnecessarily – whether it’s on energy we don’t use, food we don’t eat, or by throwing appliances away, rather than repairing them. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to save money in the home that, while small in themselves, can add up to big savings. So read on to discover 52 money saving tips (including some from the experts!) and start making smart savings today.

6 Innovative Ways to Decorate Your Fridge

Released On 28th Oct 2015

At Ransom Spares, we’re big fans of people making the most of what they already have, rather than throwing things away. And whilst our ‘repair not replace’ ethos usually refers to broken down appliances, it also rings true when it comes to appliances that are simply looking a little tired.

Let’s face it – a yellowing fridge doesn’t make a particularly attractive addition to your home, and it can be tempting to invest in a shiny new model. But before you start browsing for a replacement, here are six innovative (and DIY) ways to give your appliance a makeover.


Expert Karcher Pressure Washer Repair Tips – Ransom Spares

Released On 19th Oct 2015

Has your Karcher pressure washer seen better days? A broken down appliance is always frustrating – no matter what it is.

Luckily, the Ransom Spares appliance repair experts, Kevin and Tony, are here to help. They’ve spent the last month trying to turn a dishwasher into the ultimate flying machine.

However, they’re never too busy to deal with an appliance related nightmare – especially when a few expert tips are often all it takes to fix the problem yourself.

Here’s their advice for Karcher pressure washer repair.

Survival of the Fittest Blogger Competition

Released On 2nd Oct 2015

The teenager's just told you they need their PE kit tomorrow but it smells of feet, the toddler's just been sick on everything again, and it seems everyone has run out of clean underwear in a millisecond. Then a normal chaotic day turns into a nightmare – your washing machine is broken.

Appliance breakdown happens to the best of us – but surviving without your trusty washer is a big challenge.


Expert Tips for DIY Vacuum Cleaner Repair

Released On 15th Sep 2015

Has your vacuum cleaner lost suction? Or stopped working entirely? A broken down appliance is always frustrating, no matter what it is.

Luckily for you, Ransom Spare’s appliance repair experts Kevin and Tony are back again – with advice to help you end your vacuum-related nightmares.

They’ve been pretty busy inventing a vacuum cleaner that can also be used as a spaceship. But they’ve always got time to solve some appliance woes.

Here are their expert tips.

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Expert Henry Hoover Repair Tips

Released On 19th Aug 2015

We’ve all been there – you go to hoover a floor and your vacuum cleaner, which was completely fine last time you used it, stops working. Typical.

If your Henry Hoover has seen better days it can be tempting to simply throw it in the bin. But wait – with some expert advice from Ransom Spares’ appliance gods, Kevin and Tony, you can fix most common problems yourself.

They’ve been pretty busy this month trying to invent a washing machine that can also dispense snacks. But they’re never too busy to help rid the world of appliance woes.

Here are their expert Henry Hoover repair tips.

Expert Hotpoint Washing Machine Repair Tips

Released On 5th Aug 2015

Hotpoint Washing Machine Repair Tips

There’s nothing more frustrating than a broken down appliance – and if you’ve ever tried to hand-wash a towel, you’ll know that a faulty washing machine is one of the most annoying (and painful) breakdowns of them all.

If your Hotpoint washing machine has seen better days, it can be tempting to head straight to the phone to call out a repairs company. But wait – with a little bit of expert advice from the Ransom Spares appliance gurus, Kevin and Tony, you can fix the most common problems yourself.

They’ve been pretty busy inventing a fridge that can also be used as an oven. However, they’re never too busy to help rid the world of appliance meltdowns. Here are their Hotpoint washing machine repair tips.

Tags: Washing Machine Blogs

5 of Our Favourite DIY Bloggers

Released On 15th Jul 2015

Here at Ransom Spares, we’re huge advocates of a ‘make and mend culture’. Often a spare part is all it takes to repair a faulty appliance – and fixing it yourself is kinder to the environment and more cost effective than throwing it away.

Our enthusiasm for DIY, however, stretches further than appliance repair. From re-using everyday household objects to giving old furniture a new lease of life, we want everybody to make more of what they’ve already got.

If you’re thinking about getting handier around the house, DIY blogs can be a great source of inspiration. Here are five we’re currently reading.

7 Innovative Ways to Upcycle Your Washing Machine

Released On 2nd Jun 2015

Here at Ransom Spares, being kind to the environment is important to us. Wherever possible, we want you to repair your appliances, rather than throw them away and add to the world’s mounting (literally) waste problem.

However, there will inevitably come a time when your washing machine can no longer be fixed – but that still doesn’t mean it should end up in the rubbish!

Designers around the world have been breathing new life into aging washing machines, turning them into everything from lamps to sinks.

Here are seven innovative ways to upcycle this everyday appliance.

Expert Tips for DIY Fridge and Freezer Repair

Released On 19th May 2015

Is your fridge or freezer too warm? Freezing shut? Smelly? As the vessel that holds all of your food, a fully-functioning fridge is very important – especially to those of us who can’t get enough of eating.

There’s nothing more frustrating than discovering your food has been ruined, or having to cope with the inconvenience of water all over the floor.

But don’t worry – Kevin and Tony, the Ransom Spares appliance repair experts are back. They’ve been pretty busy over the last week inventing a toaster that also works as a kettle. However, they worked late into the night to provide you with some expert advice for DIY fridge and freezer repairs.

Feast your eyes on their 10 top tips.

Tags: Fridge Freezer Blogs

The Best Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Tips from 14 DIY Experts

Released On 30th Apr 2015

We want to promote a 'make & mend' culture, instead of this 'throwaway society’. From old garden furniture to sticky drawers, there’s almost always a way to repair, reuse or upcycle a household item, rather than throw it away.

To inspire you, we’ve asked 14 of the most influential DIY and eco-living experts to provide us with some of their top tips – plus, we’ve come up with some of our own (because we’re nice like that!).

How Long Should Your Appliances Last

Released On 27th Mar 2015

Purchasing a new appliance is not cheap, so we all want to make sure we get as much out of them as possible. All appliances will have an expected lifespan, but that’s not to say they won’t break down before they reach this. 

To make sure they achieve a grand old age, you’re going to have to give them a little TLC – and that means learning how to maintain them, as well as carrying out some basic repairs.

Here’s how long you should expect your appliances to last, as well as some common problems you might have to deal with along the way.

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